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Ketubot 14: A Widow of Dough

Returning to the mamzer and the hallal. Specifically, a widow who had been married to a man from a kohen family, but of questionable lineage, for all that. That questionable lineage is the potential problematic lineages that can get “mixed in” with those whose lineage is not problematic. Also, the mishnah at the end of the daf: the case of a young girl to fill up jugs with water – and is raped there, but the identity of the rapist is unknown. Depending on the status of the majority of the people in that locale, she will be able to carry on and marry anyone she might have married prior to the rape. Note the impact on the assumptions that are able to be made about the given populations

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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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